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Thursday 25 September 2014

Sleigh Bells Ring!

Hi to all my blogging friends. Well it definitely feels like Autumn is here.
It's really chilly at night now.
I have had a few mad days lately. On the way to the dentist the other day, I was behind a car going down a dual carriage way. Suddenly, thick white smoke came billowing out of his car.
I pulled back and then stopped, hoping the huge lorry behind me would stop too!
Out of the smoke, came the driver, waving his hands in the air. The smoke got thicker for a time and then stopped. When it cleared a bit, I drove by as I was going to be late for my appointment.
I had just turned into the road where my dentist was, changed gear and the pedal stayed on the floor! The clutch cylinder had gone! I walked the 300 yards to the dentist and phoned hubby on the way.
Anyway, our mechanic came out to me. Fiddled with the pedal and managed to repair it enough for me to get back to the garage.
I was so glad to get home in one piece!
I bought the template for the sleigh, at Sandown Park Craft Fair. It was from The House of Zandra. I had great fun making it. I wanted this first one to have a Victorian feel to it.
The images are from an old Victorian Christmas CD from Joanna Sheen.
Hate to think how long I have had it!

The picture below is the other side. The snowflake is made with dies from

For the snow, I used Snow writer 3D glue and Cosmic Shimmer, Jewels Iced Snow glitter.
The wooden bunny is from Art Cuts.
I took the sleigh to a Craft Fair on Sunday and it sold in the first hour!

Check  out The House of Zandra for amazing templates, stamps and decoupage sheets. You won't be disappointed. I have made another of their new items and will post it next time.
Off to bed now, as I have an all day class at The Craft Barn today, at 10.30.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments. It's like getting friendly hugs.
Carol xx


Sarah said...

Hope the car feels better soon!! Love your sleigh Carol and the images are perfect! xx

Carole said...

Lovely the snow effect. Looks like Santa needs to bring you a new car!! Glad you were safe.

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning design Carol, this is just gorgeous, the images and colours used. Glad you got home in one piece my friend...xxxx
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Jacee said...

How lovely Carol, such fabulous work, I love it!
Hugs Jacee
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vic said...

Beautiful carol the sleigh is just gorgeous I hope your car gets sorted soon
Vic xx

Chrissy said... have made me feel all festive and I want to make a sleigh now...this is gorgeous the vintage colours and the snow and that cute wee bunny..fantastic project.Glad you have your car fixed and only smoke was a problem with the other driver and no expolsions and stuff..scary.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

How clever and love the Victorian feel. Not surprised it sold so quickly. What an adventurous day you had. Hope today goes well x

Diane said...

Wonderful design Carol, fabulous sleigh and images.

Hugs diane

Elise said...

Oh my goodness Carol! I'm so sorry to hear about the trouble you had and thank goodness that you're okay!!! Whew!

Well, this piece is AMAZING! I love the vintagey feel to this .. and the design is just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Big Hugs,

Elaine said...

Ohhhhh this is stunning Carol!! I'm not at all surprised it sold so quickly.
It's a beautiful sleigh with a lovely vintage it ♥

Sorry to hear you've had a troublesome week, hoping next week is better for you
Big hugs
Elaine xxx

Heike said...

What a gorgeous project! It is well worth all the work you have put into it.
Hugs, Heike xx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Wow, your sleigh looks absolutely stunning! The Victorian images are beautiful and I really love the gorgeous snow effect!

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Carol, such a fabulous design and wonderful vintage Santa image.